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History (Ancient and Modern)

You can choose courses from the whole History curriculum as well as the Ancient History papers offered by the Classics Faculty.

In the second year you will take part in the Disciplines of History seminars with the single subject historians, and there is an option to study Latin or Greek from beginners’ level.

Students are free to weight their studies towards antiquity and the early middle ages, or to spread their papers more broadly.

Admission Criteria

Short-listing by History Aptitude Test and GCSE results (contextualized by school performance data). Admission by written work, interviews, and AAA at A-level or equivalent. There are no required subjects, and we consider applicants who do not have A-level History.

Number of places

Usually 1

Departments

Faculty of History

Faculty of Classics

Teaching Staff

Organising Tutor
Professor Ian Forrest

Professor of Social & Religious History | Fellow & Tutor in History | Fellow Archivist

Dr Panayiotis Christoforou

College Lecturer in Ancient History

Dr David Damtar

Turpin Junior Research Fellow in History

Annabel Hancock

College Lecturer in Medieval History

Professor Julia Mannherz

Fellow & Tutor in History

Ellen Paterson

College Lecturer in History

Dr Simon Skinner

College Lecturer in History

Dr Valerio Zanetti

Sir John Elliott Junior Research Fellow in History

OTHER COURSES YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN

Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
Number of places 6 for Literae Humaniores (Classics), Classics, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History. Admission Criteria Applicants should usually have AAA at A-Level (or equivalent).

Classics (Literae Humaniores)
Number of places 6 for Literae Humaniores (Classics), Classics, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History. There are additionally 1 place for Classics and English and 1 (usually) for Classics and Modern Languages. Admission Criteria All candidates must take the Classics Admissions Test (CAT). Candidates will also be asked to submit two pieces of written work in English. The standard offer is AAA at A Level or equivalent. More information can be found on the Classics Faculty website.

History
Number of places 9 Admission Criteria The admissions process at Oriel is exactly the same as at all other colleges. For further information, please visit the History Faculty admissions pages.

History and Economics
Number of places From History quota Admission Criteria Short-listing by History Aptitude Test (which will feature an Economics question) and GCSE results (contextualized by school performance data). Admission by written work, test result, interviews and AAA at A-level or equivalent. There are no required subjects, and we consider applicants who do not have A-level History, but A-level (or at least GCSE or AS-level) Maths would be an advantage.

History and Modern Languages
Number of places From the Modern Languages quota Admission Criteria Short-listing by History Aptitude Test, Language Test, and GCSE results (contextualized by school performance data). Admission by written work, interviews, and AAA at A-level or equivalent. You should have studied your chosen language to A-level (except in the case of Italian, which can be studied from scratch). We consider applicants who do not have A-level History.

History and Politics
Number of places Usually 1 Admission Criteria Short-listing by History Aptitude Test and GCSE results (contextualized by school performance data). Admission by written work, interviews, and AAA at A-level or equivalent. There are no required subjects, and we consider applicants who do not have A-level History.

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